Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse

In the heart of a considerable boxing night arranged by Montreal promoter Eye of the Tiger, Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse (7-1, 2 KOs) battled non-stop with world competitor Abril Vidal (10-2, 4 KOs) on Thursday night at the Montreal Casino. By split choice, “Vany” eventually won not simply the fight, however was crowned the WBC world heavyweight champ.

“Never stop thinking in your dream since the day you accomplish them ends up being the most gorgeous day of your life! I can state objective achieved!” stated the brand-new champ, Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse.

The professional athlete, initially from the Outaouais area, therefore takes the title that had actually avoided her almost 7 years previously in Mexico, against the questionable Alejandra Jimenez. She therefore closes the loop on this chapter, showing amazing strength and determination, both in the ring and out.

“Like a Hollywood script, we crown a WBC world heavyweight champ on this International Women’s Day! With the story Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse is composing, 3 words entered your mind: Heart, perseverance, and motivation! You are an inspiration for all Quebecers, Vanessa,” commented Camille Estephan, president of EOTTM.

However, this triumph is not hers alone; it is a considerable gain for all of Quebec sports, specifically ladies’s boxing, which is still thriving. In this regard, she now ends up being the 3rd Quebecer to be crowned a world champ and the very first to do so in the heavyweight department. However, the work is far from ended up.

“We are thrilled to enjoy the benefits of our synergy after numerous months of sacrifices and commitment. The future appearances appealing,” stated Stéphane Joanisse, veteran coach of the professional athlete from Saint-André Avellin.

A striking night

To affirm to the quality of the gala, 2 other battles preceded the Joanisse-Vidal world champion. In the grand ending, Montrealer Steven Butler (34-4-1, 28 KOs) required just one round to beat world competitor Steve Rolls (22-4, 12 KOs), who had actually never ever been stopped in the past.

In the semi-final, the outcome was the exact same, as EOTTM hire Osleys Iglesias (10-0, 9 KOs) took simply one round to accomplishment over Marcelo Coceres (32-7-1, 18 KOs), the Argentine who had actually formerly provided a difficult fight to Billy Joe Saunders, Edgar Berlanga, and Diego Pacheco.

Earlier at night, Arthur Biyarslanov (14-0, 12 KOs) likewise made an effective launching with EOTTM, winning with a series of body shots in the 3rd round. Hopes Luis Santana (11-0, 5 KOs), Jhon Orobio (7-0, 7 KOs), and Wilkens Mathieu (8-0, 5 KOs) were likewise fast in triumph before the limitation, while Mehmet Unal (9-0, 7 KOs) acquired a strong dosage of experience by reaching the 8th round for the very first time in his profession.


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